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17 Rare And Exotic Dogs Breeds You May Not Have Heard Of

From a living dreadlocked cotton ball to a breed with a natural mohawk, we've assembled the craziest list of dog breeds to ever exist: 1. Azawakh Aza what? Ever wanted to make people at the dog park instantly regret asking, "What kind of dog is that?" then you might want to adopt one of these African doges. [caption id="attachment_29295" align="alignleft" width="600"]Image via Outside Image via Outside[/caption] 2. Catalburun Catalburun means "fork nose" in Turkish. The jury is out on whether having cutlery for a nose may or may not have any butt sniffing advantages. [caption id="attachment_29297" align="alignleft" width="600"]Image via Outside Image via Outside[/caption] 3. Puli Why is my cotton ball jumping? [caption id="attachment_29301" align="alignleft" width="600"]Image via WeirdWorm Image via WeirdWorm[/caption] 4. Molossus These extinct Roman war dogs are considered the granddoggies of today's Mastiff. No one is 100% sure what they looked like, but I'm picturing gigantic dogs with 300-esque style abs. [caption id="attachment_29317" align="alignleft" width="600"]Image via Paw Nation Image via Paw Nation[/caption] 5. Bergamasco That coat though...you'd never buy a rug again. Just have your dog lie down in strategic places around the house for some stylish floor decoration. [caption id="attachment_29322" align="alignleft" width="600"]Image via WeirdWorm Image via WeirdWorm[/caption] 6. Borzoi These dogs are gorgeous, but also look like an artist attempted to paint a dog and got to the nose and legs and decided... "nahhhh." [caption id="attachment_29324" align="alignleft" width="600"]Image via Wikipedia Image via Wikipedia[/caption] 7. Alpine Spaniel This extinct breed is similar historically to the modern day Saint Bernard. They even padded around the Alps with barrels of Brandy to aid during alpine rescues, which I'm sure stranded hikers appreciated. #ShotsShotsShots [caption id="attachment_29327" align="alignleft" width="600"]Ye Olde Image via Paw Nation Ye Olde Image via Paw Nation[/caption] 8. Neopolitan Mastiff THEM WRINKLES! They go on and on and ONNNNNN. [caption id="attachment_29329" align="alignleft" width="600"]Image via Pet Paw Image via Pet Paw[/caption] 9. The Turnspit Yaaaas! Sadly extinct, these dogs were bred for one specific purpose: to help cook by turning a spit in the fireplace. They were bascially ye olde service doges. [caption id="attachment_29330" align="alignleft" width="600"]Ye Olde Image via Paw Nation Ye Olde Image via Paw Nation[/caption] 10. Bedlington Terrier I can't decide if these look more like my grandma or a llama. It's a llama grandma. [caption id="attachment_29338" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image via Britannica Kids Image via Britannica Kids[/caption] 11. Catahoula Leopard Dog Say Catahoula with a southern accent (these doges are from Louisiana), and life just gets a million times better. [caption id="attachment_29341" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image via Pet Guide Image via Pet Guide[/caption] 12. Peruvian Inca Orchid Two words: Natural mohawks. [caption id="attachment_29343" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image via Rainshadow Farm Image via Rainshadow Farm[/caption] 13. Talbot So regal, so cool looking, and also not around anymore. The world will never know if they really painted their nails fire engine red like this picture depicts. Could that have led to their extinction? Did the world prefer natural pup nails? [caption id="attachment_29344" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image via Paw Nation Image via Paw Nation[/caption] 14. LowChen These look like a magic trick gone into another dimension. Or if someone mashed together a terrier with a Chinese Crested. Either way the laws of dog breed physics are being challenged here. [caption id="attachment_29345" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image via Next Day Image via Next Day[/caption] 15. Paisley Terrier According to Paw Nation, ye olde doge owning citizens couldn't tell this breed apart from a Yorkshire Terrier, so they went extinct. Possibly because glasses hadn't been invented yet. [caption id="attachment_29347" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Ye Olde Image via Paw Nation Ye Olde Image via Paw Nation[/caption] 16. Xoloitzcuintli Similar to the Peruvian Inca Orchid just with less hair, and the hardest dog breed name I have ever had to google. [caption id="attachment_29346" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image via Pitbull Chat Image via Pitbull Chat[/caption] 17. Caucasian Ovcharka These pups are basically the Yao Ming's of the dog breed world, too big to exist and yet they just seem like genuinley nice people... I mean dogs.They're not weird dogs, just HUGE. [caption id="attachment_29350" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image via Caucasian Dogs Image via Caucasian Dogs[/caption]
h/t to Outside, Weird Worm and Paw Nation
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